Zero to One Million: Status Update #2

This week got quite a bit amputated for me as I caught a pretty bad cold on Wednesday. I was mostly bed bound from Wednesday to Saturday so I did not get too much done on my Challenge.

Status #1.

The Rules

  • Fresh server (Twilight’s Hammer EU)
  • No transfered battlepets
  • No transfered gold
  • One account only
  • Get to One Million Gold



  • /played since last update: 0:55
  • /played total: 4:38
  • Level: 24
  • Total gold: 1672 gold
  • Total AH value: 339 gold gold
  • Total gold Acquired: 1754 gold
  • Total gold spent: 78 Gold

What did I do?

As we can see I only played about an hour. This includes a couple of relogs to repost my auctions and doing two dungeons to level from 20 to 24. We can see that I sold a transmog piece for 950 gold so I now have a decent capital base to work with. I have not reinvested this gold into anything particularily viable. The main reason is that the only good method I have available that I have used before is flipping Legion Materials. I do not want to do this as close to patch 7.2 and flying as we are.

Hopefully I will have more time to play this character the coming week. I really want to dive into some low level crafting to see what I can make from that.

TSM sales

I have had quite a few sales the last week. Most of them are random greens I have gotten from dungeons. I have generally posted them manually for prices a bit below TSM market price. I usually post them at a number which makes people underestimate the price (99g99s99c for instance). I have also gotten a few linen shirt sales. They cost about 1 gold each to craft so they are bringing in some profit.

The MVP sale is obviously the Ancestral Woolies. I intentionally try to underprice my greens as I want them to sell fast so I can get into the more profitable AH activities I use on my main gold account. So far I am not there yet,  but we are getting places.

Also take not of the Blacksmith Hammer that is sold by vendors literally everywhere for 18 copper. Never underestimate how lazy some players are!


My current inventory is valued by TSM at 1800 gold. I don’t think any of my items will sell particularly fast and I post them below market value, so I expect my Inventory is worth even less.

I have not purchased any of this stuff from the Auction House, although the mining picks and Hammers are from vendors. I will try leveling tailoring a bit more and add another profession next week.

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I will continue work on the format of my status posts going forward as I find a good level of detail versus effort. Please let me know if you feel like I missed something or want to have more or less details from the updates.

3 thoughts on “Zero to One Million: Status Update #2

  1. This challenge is great. I found your blog a couple weeks ago on Reddit/wowecon and have been searching around for a documented challenge/story similar to what you’re doing. I’d love to join you but I’m US so I doubt the latency would be much fun over to EU

  2. i am following along with you although i am up to lvl 40 now. Didnt have your luck with the drops and greens are really slow to sell but mats are selling fast. Up to 1k in gold. looking forward to see what you do next.

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